Bronco Raptor-Hard Top Lifting and Storage

topdawg4ever
Jan 17, 2024

Rank 0

Jan 17, 2024

Looking for the best options for the Bronco Raptor Hard Top removal and storage. I prefer to make my own lifting mechanism, but looking for suggestions, please.
topdawg4ever

Rank VI

Jan 17, 2024

#1
Pro Top Lift works with Raptor lift. I love mine, two minutes off and on! Got it for Christmas and just like playing with it!
topdawg4ever, Sven

Mlychwala

Jan 20, 2024

#2
Same for me - the Top Lift Pro is fast - which is the key. Yes, it costs $$$ and takes up a little room in the garage, but I store it at the end and it tucks right in. I can take the top off or put it on in 10 min. I throw a pad on top of the cab, and slide the back seat roof panel right on top of the cab, and then lift everything off and into the garage it goes. No aligning the vehicle under a lift system and rigging up a bunch of straps. Just open the tailgate, open the back glass and roll it under and lift. Because it is fast and easy, I bet I removed the top at least twice as often as I might otherwise. I did not hesitate to take it off for even one day of good weather. Driving with the top fully off on a nice day is a game changer.
topdawg4ever, Sven

Rank V

Jan 20, 2024

#3
Another vote for Top Lift pro! Easy out, easy on. Can still park the Bronco in the garage!
raqball, topdawg4ever

Rank IV

Jan 21, 2024

#4
I've been looking for a lifting mechanism too. The Top Lift Pro I considered, but it is designed for a concrete floor. I have a gravel surface parking spot in my carport. Based on this thread I searched this morning and found a product from J-Barr. I've not seen this product until today. 4-door and 2-door versions.

https://j-barr.com/products/j-barr-...ist-and-storage-system?variant=42789641388224
https://j-barr.com/products/j-barr-...ist-and-storage-system?variant=42834490622144

A crossbar device with hoist straps and a mechanical winch mechanism, which looks similar to a boat trailer winch. The straps are pre-marked with the balance points for the rear shell, and they lock into the crossbar with pins. Simple solution that can be powered by a battery electric drill. Perfect for my situation as I have no power at my car port.
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adcam, topdawg4ever

Rank II

Apr 21, 2024

#5
I made mine using uni-strut and a harbor freight hoist. Some pics in the link

I started out with 2x4's as my floating shelf but then upgraded to aluminum 1x2's and added foam to both sides.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Eerm1DfNpW1yvwyw7
adcam

Rank II

Apr 22, 2024

#6
While I have just a plain WildTrak, I'm quite happy with my RollNJack. The castors are large enough to roll on gravel. I then store everything else on my Hooke Rd Rack.
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